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Lanier's Pursuit of Immune System's Natural Killers Leads to New Treatment

February 17, 2011

It's unclear how many leading scientists hail from rural Joiner, Arkansas, population 540, but there is at least one: Lewis Lanier, PhD, winner of many scientific honors, including having been named by the Academic Senate as the recipient of the 54th Faculty Research Lectureship in ...
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UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Celebrates New Building

February 15, 2011

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF moved into a new building at the Mount Zion campus. UCSF's center for integrative medicine has opened the doors of its new home at the UCSF Mount Zion campus. The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers ...
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HPV Vaccine Works for Boys: Study Shows First Clear Benefits

February 4, 2011

The vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent 90 percent of genital warts in men when offered before exposure to the four HPV strains covered by the vaccine, according to a new multi-center study led by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and UCSF. The four-year, ...
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Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 4, 2011

Those of us with many birthdays under our belts may look spry on some days and appear haggard on others, but is there any gauge for how well we really are aging within? Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, is not ready to predict how long you will ...
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Evolution of Cancer Can Shed Light on Drug Resistance

January 10, 2011

Cancer is a product of evolution, and understanding how cancer evolves may be a key to more successful treatment strategies. A billion years ago the world was cancer-free. That’s because Earth was home to only one-celled organisms – bacteria, for instance. Deadly tumors are a ...
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In Brain Cancer, Unique Genetic and Epigenetic Profile Means Better Odds

December 16, 2010

Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature is associated with longer survival. The discovery, reported online December 15 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, may lead to a better understanding of how ...